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Mercat de Santa Caterina, Barcelona

16 Avinguda de Francesc Cambó
Spain 08003
Tel: 34 93 319 5740's insider take:

Barcelona's most famous market, the Boqueria, now has some competition from the Mercat de Santa Caterina in El Born. Enric Miralles' multicolored, wave-roofed creation opened for business in 2005. Lit by shafts of light that flood through the pine rafters, it seems uncommonly spacious for a market, with tapas bars arranged around the outside. Be sure to stop by the city's first specialty oil shop, Olisoliva, which offers more than 100 different types of Spanish extra-virgin olive oils along with gourmet vinegars and salts (34-93-268-14-72; Visitors are encouraged to try before they buy.

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